Parks Victoria's vision is to be a world-class park service ensuring healthy parks for healthy people.
Parks Victoria manages Victoria's network of national, state, regional and metropolitan parks, other conservation reserves, many significant cultural assets, and Melbourne's bays and waterways.
ParkWeb provides information on the parks, rivers, marine areas and heritage properties Parks Victoria manages, and links to a wide range of park management websites
Parks Victoria is the custodian of a diverse estate of significant parks in Victoria and of the recreational management of Port
Phillip Bay, Western Port and the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers.
Specifically the estate includes:
39 national parks
13 marine national parks
11 marine sanctuaries
3 wilderness parks
30 state parks
37 metropolitan parks
63 other parks (including regional and reservoir parks)
2,785 natural features reserves and conservation reserves
8,400 Aboriginal Affairs Victoria registered Indigenous cultural heritage sites/places
2,500 (non-Indigenous) historic places
These assets total approximately 4.1 million hectares (17 per cent of Victoria) - total area of parks and reserves
A commitment to conservation
Through effective environmental and visitor management, Parks Victoria is dedicated to preserving the natural and heritage values of the parks, bays, and waterways, including full protection of sensitive areas. Preservation is our highest commitment.
Excellence in environmental management
Park management is becoming increasingly sophisticated, and Parks Victoria staff are well qualified to address the challenges involved in balancing protection of our natural heritage with the needs of visitors. The efficiencies of a single, fully integrated organisation enables more resources to be devoted to environmental protection and the development of visitor services.
Integrated environmental policy, planning and research functions have been established to ensure that standards of excellence and efficiency are achieved.
This will result in a stronger focus on conservation, driven by state of the art environmental management systems.
Our parks are in safe hands
Parks Victoria employs staff across the State in a wide range of roles. Approximately 70 per cent of the staff are professionals with formal qualifications in park and reserve management, environmental management and recreation. This highly skilled and experienced team includes specialists in business systems, financial management, planning and marketing, and over 400 rangers based in parks, bays, and waterways.
All staff are totally committed to their role of protecting the State's natural and cultural heritage, and to developing an understanding and appreciation of this heritage by park visitors and the Victorian community.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Level 10, 535 Bourke Street, Melbourne | Map
✆ Call 13 19 63 | +61 (0)3 8627 4699
❊ Web Links ❊
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